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LOL... my bet is on a superfan.
We can't tell if this is some kind of "Time's Arrow" situation, but there appears to be a Federation shuttlecraft just blithely parked in a repair lot a block away from Las Vegas' McCarran Airport....
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About damn time.  Lets hope this forces the other IoT vendors to do the same thing, or get out the damn market.
FTC takes aim at insecurity that's rampant in the "Internet-of-things" industry.
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Can't say I'm surprised at all (if true, and I'm betting it is).  After all, this type of behavior has always been exhibited by Oracle, and it was probably a foolish dream for anyone to believe differently.
New sources are stepping up questions about Oracle's stewardship of the Java development platform
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Love it.
Netflix has published instructions to make a button that will order takeout, dim the lights, turn on the television, launch Netflix, and silence your phones. The streaming services calls it "The...
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Great down to earth article on why you shouldn't be spending the big $$$ for a 4K TV right now.  4K in a monitor for your desk, sure (with reservations regarding the power of your graphics cards), but for Living/Rec room viewing, not a chance.
The big European tech show known as IFA kicks off today and with it comes a deluge of new TVs. All will boast 4K resolutions while a few will support HDR. Just don’t buy one. Not yet. First of...
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LOL. I love it... a Security Officer complaining that they get too many bug reports.  Oh, by the way, 10% of them are valid and please stop sending them.
Of course, it embarrassed the company and the way to address it was to hide the blog entry by deleting it.  Lovely.  Just what I expect: Pathetic Oracle, at it's best.
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From adult stem cells no less. Impressive.
An important new study has collected decades of cutting edge science to demonstrate a possible long-term cure for diabetes.
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Hilarious, but almost 'unbearable' to watch.
If karma is real, then it's neatly demonstrated by this video — starring a bear, a kayak, and an increasingly upset woman — from south-east Alaska. "Thank you for leaving my kayak alone," camera...
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Nice article.
Every day, millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries
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Great arguments, and the complete truth as well.

" As a mostly open source offering, it does seem strange that Android could be the target for an antitrust investigation -- with the mantra that if a competitor feels aggrieved by Google's actions, then they can, and should, fork the code and build their own offering, holding some weight.

But that is not enough for the unnamed competitors that have been reportedly meeting with the FTC -- they want to be able to replace Google apps while taking advantage of Google's hard work, maintenance, and infrastructure."
As the FTC reportedly plans to open an antitrust investigation into Google, Android needs what is getting Google into trouble.
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Excellent article on the repercussions of the Ashley Madison data breach.  I particularly like this observation:

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For those who never signed up for Ashley Madison, or had a partner who did, ethical questions will still come fast and furious. As John Herrman notes at The Awl, many of us will feel tempted to see which of our friends, family members, and coworkers may have registered for the site.
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And what if you find something? How will you react? How will the person you’re snooping on? At various times, all of us are terrible in our own ways. What happens when those ways are easily searched on a public database?
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Massive data breaches have become so routine as to become background noise. In the past year, half of American adults had their personal information exposed as a result of hacks, the New York Times...
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Another great look back at the phenomenon that was the Amiga, now 30 years after it's launch..
Thirty years after its introduction, the Amiga is still influencing computing
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Lauren Weinstein's Blog: Windows 10: A Potential Privacy Mess, and Worse
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I had originally been considering accepting Microsoft's offer of a free upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. After all, reports have sugges

Java's key to success is simplicity | ITworld
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As Java turns 20, Oracle looks to what keeps the programming language so vital

Doxxing defense: Remove your personal info from data brokers | Computerw...
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Don't want your home address or other personal info published to the world? This weekend, take an hour or two to make yourself a less visibl

Antivirus doesn’t work. So why are you still using it? | Network World
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Standalone antivirus is no longer effective at stopping today’s increasingly sophisticated barrage of key loggers, backdoors, rootkits, Troj

Pulling net neutrality from a swamp of lies | Computerworld
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The FCC has given net neutrality new life, but there’s still a lot of work to be done — and there’s an incredible amount of nonsense being s

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IoT silliness: ‘Headless’ devices without a UI | InfoWorld
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Many Internet of things devices can be controlled via smartphone only. What could possibly go wrong?

A cold wind is blowing through Microsoft | InfoWorld
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The winds of change are pushing the Microsoft ecosystem further into the cloud -- don't let your career get blown off course

Babylon 5 reboot likely to become big-budget film
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Original series creator will pen the script, possibly finance the film.

This thumbdrive hacks computers. “BadUSB” exploit makes devices turn “evil”
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Researchers devise stealthy attack that reprograms USB device firmware.

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Weird Al Yankovic's latest offering is a pitch-perfect parody of Pharrell Williams' "Happy," complete with cameos from Margaret Cho, Eric St

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The world's tallest water slide is almost ready for the public — it just needs a little bit more testing before it opens later this year. Th

Next Version of Android to Remove Dalvik and Make ART Default
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Next major version of Android set to finally remove Dalvik and set ART Runtime Compiler as default!

Android history: The epic iterations of Google’s mobile OS
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Intel stuck with $1.45 billion fine in Europe for unfair and damaging pr...
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Nvidia's GameWorks has been a hot topic in the news again, but what do actual game developers think of the ...

Nice clean hotel, with great architecture. Rooms were a bit tight for storage, half an armuoir; the other half was full of their"stuff for sale" fridge. Even the fridge was full of their stuff. The only other storage was three small open face shelves in the bathroom for folded clothing. Kitchen was under renovation, so no comment there. Great central location though; lots of stuff to do in the area. I would stay here again.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Good food, great burger and fries. Waiting for 15 minutes after the food came to get a drink (ordered with the food) is inexcusable
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Great food (tenderloin was fantastic), fast and personable service). What more could you want?
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Excellent, fast service.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
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Very nice atmosphere, great location and views. Food was meh at best; the blt was tough, the steak (filet and ribeye) were tough (and the knives dull), and the Cesar salads had more dressing on them than I had ever seen. Great server, they just need to do something about the food. That said, the mango habanero Ice cream was great.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Fast and efficient.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Excellent pizza, with a cracker thin crust. If you love thin crust pizza, this is the thinnest (and tastiest) that I've ever had.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago